Prudential Life Insurance Building


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Prudential Life Insurance Building

Date

1890-1892

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State

demolished

Condition History

The first iteration of the Prudential building was designed by George B. Post in a Romanesque Gothic style, and was built 1890-1892. This main building was the enlarged in 1899-1903, and the North, West, and Northwest buildings were constructed. In 1926, The Northwest Building was replaced by the Gibraltar Building and the remaining Post buildings were demolished and replaced by the 27-story Prudential building that stands today at 751 Broad Street. This building was designed in 1957 by the firm Vorhees, Walker, Smith, Smith & Haines, and was completed in 1960.

Bibliography

"The Prudential Group, Newark, N.J." The New York Architect, v. 5, 1911, p. 193-194, and following images. [see attached file]

"Prudential Life Insurance Company's building, Newark, N.J." Architectural Record, v. 2, 1893, p. 467. [see attached file]

Style

Romanesque Gothic

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